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Indian sports activities information wrap, November 26

Manu Gandas regains lead with third spherical of 67

Manu Gandas of Gurugram shot a resolute five-under 67 within the penultimate spherical to regain the lead on the inaugural Vooty Masters on Saturday.

Manu (63-68-67) was the primary spherical chief, however slipped to second place on day two. He loved a slender one-shot lead at a complete of 18-under 198 after the third spherical within the Rs 1 crore occasion.

Manu, at the moment positioned second on the PGTI Order of Benefit, thus raised hopes of bagging his fifth title of the season.

That might see him equal the PGTI file for many wins in a season, at the moment held collectively by Yuvraj Singh Sandhu (2022), Gaganjeet Bhullar (2009) and Ashok Kumar (2006-07).

Manu is now additionally in with a superb probability of wresting the Order of Benefit lead from Sandhu.

Chandigarh’s Angad Cheema (65-67-67), who was in a single day third, moved to second place at 17-under 199 after he too shot an equally spectacular 67 on day three.

Mhow-based Om Prakash Chouhan (66-63-73), the second spherical chief, carded a sedate 73 on Saturday to drop down to 3rd place at 14-under 202.

The 26-year-old Manu, who set the course file of 63 on day one, had a gradual front-nine in spherical three making three birdies and a bogey.



ITF Juniors

High seed Kriish Tyagi recovered from the brink of defeat to beat second seed Hanu Patel 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 within the ultimate of the ITF grade-4 junior tennis match on the DLTA Advanced on Saturday.

It was the second victory in as many finals over a fortnight for Kriish over Hanu, following the title triumph in Guwahati final week. Kriish had turned the match after shedding the primary set then additionally.

Nevertheless, this was extra dramatic, as Hanu was serving for the match at 5-3 within the second set. At the same time as Kriish confirmed super combating spirit, Hanu seemed to have been unnerved by the sight of victory.

Hanu’s nervous plight was very a lot evident, when he dropped the second set following two double faults on the final two factors. Hanu did struggle to be forward 4-3 within the decider, however Kriish performed fearless and stroked fluently to win the following three video games and the match.

Within the women ultimate, Margot Phanthala of France beat high seed Sonali Patil 7-5, 6-3.

The coach of the Indian Davis Cup staff Zeeshan Ali offered the trophies. Addressing the children, Zeeshan a world No.2 junior in his time who was ranked a career-high 126 within the ATP circuit goaded them to care for their health by consuming proper and doing their finest to capitalise on the possibilities.

The outcomes (finals):

Boys: Kriish Tyagi bt Hanu Patel (USA) 3-6, 7-6(4), 6-4.

Ladies: Margot Phanthala (Fra) bt Sonal Patil 7-5, 6-3.

-Kamesh Srinivasan

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